jcsamuelson

just another old geek

About Me

I’m Jeff, and I geek out about things. Religion, philosophy, politics, science, books, movies, music, video games, and tabletop role-playing games are all on the table (and then some). Here’s my pedigree:

In 1981, I received the Tom Moldvay edit of the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set as a gift. From that point on, D&D (and later AD&D) was my preferred pastime. I played other TTRPGs – Star Frontiers, Car Wars, Gamma World, Shadowrun, and Twilight: 2000 – and missed out on others – Call of Cthulhu, Traveller, and GURPS, for example – but I always returned to the dungeon.

Adulthood brought other diversions. I served on active duty, lived on three different continents, married, had a child, and began a career while still gaming. Even so, change is unavoidable. For a longer time than expected, other things held my attention, including that career I mentioned.

Information Technology is my day job. Computer networking was the starting point, but over the years I gravitated toward management roles. These days I spend my days in management & administration. I do miss the tech, but setting people up for success is pretty damn rewarding too.

In geeking out about things, my intent is to add a few, meager drops of useful insight and experience into the vast maelstrom that is today’s Internet. None of it is (or will be) earth-shaking, but there may be a few worthwhile takeaways now and again.

Happy reading!

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